As an entrepreneur, working hard is mostly your case, you are always working very hard with all your productivity to achieve your dreams and grow your business. You love what you are doing and you are always looking to become more successful.
Working hard is required for entrepreneurs; but can we work not only hard but smart too.
The question is: Are you spending your time wisely?
Working for yourself comes with a lot of responsibilities, there’s more than your passion you need to care about, there are many business daily operations need to be done like your financials, sending invoices and get paid from customers, receive orders from your vendors and much more. Taking care of all these tasks may take you a way from your passion and make your business not enjoyable and fun as you want it to be.
So again let’s ask the same question in a different way: How we can work smart not hard. The good news, there is a few steps you can do can help you to achieve that and let’s explore them:
Automate your sales cycle
Automate your sales cycle by adapting a fast way to generate sales documents like estimations and invoices, send those documents to your customers, simple way to convert your working hours to billable hours and provide an easier way for payments to your customers so they can pay you faster. Using the right software to achieve all those tasks with save you a huge amount of time.
Learn the art of delegation
One of the reasons that you are working all the day long as you are doing all the tasks by yourself. Learning the task delegation may be hard for freelancers and startups. If you have a lot of projects and work you can move to the next step in your business and start hiring people and create your own team, this will increase your business production and let you focus more on other important tasks. Also task delegation can be done by hiring consultants or contractors that can do a certain task for you.
Use time management tools
Use time management tools to manage your time and tasks because working on well-defined tasks will help you to be more productive and let you know where you will be after a week or month from now.
If you are still doing all the tasks by yourself in an old fashion way, it’s OK but you can try the new and smart way to manage your business and share the results with us